The Nokia 7705 Twist definitely puts a new spin on sliders with a unique form factor that fits easily into a shirt pocket but swivels open to reveal a full QWERTY keypad.
Unlike other phones that have hit the market with a unique design at the expense of a solid feature set, the Twist comes up a winner with a 3MP camera with flash, auto focus, video recording and dedicated camera key. It also has Bluetooth, a 2.5mm headset jack and HTML browsing.
The 2.4-inch 320 x 240 pixel resolution screen is clear and shows colors well, but is certainly below many of the high res screens now available.
Additional interesting features include interchangeable faceplates and a “Contact Light Ring” on the front bottom right of the phone for event and contact notifications, and photo-editing software that will allow you to create customized slideshows (included).
When closed the Twist is a small attractive square with rounded corners.
This is a fun phone and seems designed for a young demographic that enjoys heavy texting and taking good pictures. With the surprisingly comfortable keypad and expanded camera functions and included software, the Nokia Twist will surely appeal to many.
Review by: Scot Cerullo